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4 definitions found
 for flue
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flue \Flue\ (fl[=u]), n. [Cf. F. flou light, tender, G. flau
     weak, W. llwch dust. [root]84.]
     Light down, such as rises from cotton, fur, etc.; very fine
     lint or hair. --Dickens.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flue \Flue\ (fl[=u]), n. [Cf. OF. flue a flowing, fr. fluer to
     flow, fr. L. fluere (cf. Fluent); a perh. a corruption of
     E. flute.]
     1. An inclosed passage way for establishing and directing a
        current of air, gases, etc.; an air passage; esp.:
        (a) A compartment or division of a chimney for conveying
            flame and smoke to the outer air.
        (b) A passage way for conducting a current of fresh, foul,
            or heated air from one place to another.
        (c) (Steam Boiler) A pipe or passage for conveying flame
            and hot gases through surrounding water in a boiler;
            -- distinguished from a tube which holds water and is
            surrounded by fire. Small flues are called fire
            tubes or simply tubes.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     2. In an organ flue pipe, the opening between the lower lip
        and the languet.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     Flue boiler. See under Boiler.
  
     Flue bridge, the separating low wall between the flues and
        the laboratory of a reverberatory furnace.
  
     Flue plate (Steam Boiler), a plate to which the ends of the
        flues are fastened; -- called also flue sheet, tube
        sheet, and tube plate.
  
     Flue surface (Steam Boiler), the aggregate surface of flues
        exposed to flame or the hot gases.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  flue
      n 1: flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor [syn:
           fluke, flue]
      2: organ pipe whose tone is produced by air passing across the
         sharp edge of a fissure or lip [syn: flue pipe, flue,
         labial pipe]
      3: a conduit to carry off smoke

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  72 Moby Thesaurus words for "flue":
     air, blubber, breeze, bubble, butter, chaff, chimney,
     chimney corner, chip, clay, cobweb, cork, cushion, dough, down,
     dust, eiderdown, ether, fairy, feather, feather bed, feathers,
     fender, fire screen, fireboard, fireguard, fireplace, fireside,
     fleece, floss, flue pipe, fluff, foam, froth, fumarole, funnel,
     fur, fuzz, gossamer, hearth, hearthstone, hob, hub, ingle,
     inglenook, ingleside, kapok, lint, mote, pile, pillow, plush,
     pudding, puff, putty, rubber, satin, silk, smokehole, smokeshaft,
     smokestack, sponge, spume, stack, stovepipe, straw, swansdown,
     thistledown, velvet, wax, wool, zephyr
  
  

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